About Department

Department of Economics:

The Department was established in 1949. It has the distinction of receiving funds from various sources such as IPCL (Centre for Studies in National and International Industrial Development, 1977), UGC (Department for Special Assistance during 1985-2007), NITI Ayog (Centre for Research in Planning and Development (CPD), 1995), and UGC (ASIHSS programme 2005-2010).

The Department of Economics provides students with quality educational experiences and support services that lead to the successful completion of degrees, certificates, career/technical education and basic skills proficiency. The department fosters academic and career success through the development of critical thinking, effective communication and creativity in a safe, accessible and affordable learning environment. In meeting the needs of our demographically diverse student population, we embrace equity and accountability through measurable learning outcomes, ethical data-driven decisions and student achievement.

Under CPD, the department regularly organizes seminars; workshops etc and undertakes research projects and publication. The department apart from teaching programme from Undergraduate to Ph.d., offers a Self Finance Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies. The Department has Economic Society established in 1967 to foster students' innvolvement in various curricular and extracurricular activities. For the Post-Graduate students, the Department houses a library with a collection of more than 4000 books, journals, government reports and reading material on various courses, and also provides computer facility.


The Department continuously strives towards :

  • Creating a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Cultivating a transformative university community committed to (a) attracting and retaining diverse, world-class talent; (b) creating a collaborative environment open to the free exchange of ideas, where research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can flourish; and (c) ensuring individuals can achieve their full potential.
  • Impacting society in a transformative way — regionally, nationally, and globally — by engaging with academic fraternities outside the traditional borders of the university campus.


The Department of Economics seeks to help solve the challenges of the 21st century by:

  • Accelerating our progress as a frontrunner in the varied facets of economic sciences.
  • Empowering our students to fulfill their academic and professional passions in a University that is diverse, welcoming, and inclusive for all students, faculty, and staff.
  • Creating meaningful and productive linkages between education, industry and government.
  • Strengthening support for a dynamic faculty dedicated to teaching, mentoring and research
  • Serving our community of alumni and friends through imaginative programs that enrich their lifelong relationship with the University and that expand our collective contributions to the world.
  • Making our community a model for partnership among academic, civic, business and government organizations


  • Dedication, reflected in our distinctive work ethic and in our commitment to excellence.
  • Impact, reflected in our commitment to address critical issues facing society regionally, nationally and globally.
  • Collaboration, reflected in our interdisciplinary approach, our focus on internal and external partnerships and our capacity to create new fields of inquiry.
  • Creativity, reflected in our openness to new ideas and forms of expression, intellectual curiosity, willingness to take risks and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Inclusion, reflected in a culture and climate that seeks, welcomes and advances talented minds from diverse backgrounds.
  • Integrity, reflected in our adherence to the highest ethical standards in personal and professional behavior, and in our commitment to transparency and accountability in governance and everything we do.


Centre for Research in Planning and Development